It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, Summer will be here! The last few months of school are always ridiculously busy, so I’ve been feeling like the blog has been a little neglected. So in the spirit of spicing things up, here’s a random collection of things that I’m reading/loving.
I have been so busy that reading hasn’t been at the top of my list. That being said, I’m hoping to have quite a few reviews for you as I move books from the back burner to the front burner once again!
- Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
- We Two by Gillian Gill
- A Brief History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
- The Promises of God by R.C. Sproul
- Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar
- The fact that I have officially submitted my capstone project proposal and can start working on the last hurdle of grad school!
- All things pineapple-shaped, from earrings to this adorable ceramic container.
- Any meme of animals quoting Shakespeare…
Social Media News
I just posted my 500th photo over on the Book 50 Instagram. I get to share a lot of things there that don’t make it to the blog, so check it out!
Other Inspirational Finds
I thought I’d end this rather random collection of thoughts with a wonderful prayer I found in a tiny little devotional called A Diary of Private Prayer. John Baillie, who was a Scottish theologian, wrote this little book in 1936. I was reading the morning prayer a few days ago, and I stumbled across this paragraph, which I think is perfect for all you bookworms out there:
Leave me not, O gracious Presence, in such hours as I may devote to the reading of books or newspapers. Guide my mind to choose the right books, and, having chosen them, to read them in the right way. When I read for profit, grant that all I read may lead me nearer to Thyself. When I read for recreation, grant that what I read may not lead me away from Thee. Let all my reading so refresh my mind that I may the more eagerly seek after whatsoever things are pure and fair and true.
-John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer